Pursuant to a request from the Government of the Comoros, the AU DDRCP, together with the AU SSR and PCRD units, and together with the UN, Francophonie and World Bank – TDRP conducted an assessment mission to the Comoros from 8-12 February 2013. The mission found that the DDR process conducted in the country after the aborted secessionist rebellion on the island of Adjouan was largely completed.

However, there was a need to support the SSR process to enhance the infrastructure and training of the security forces as well as their integration as a national force. As a result, the AU Commission, with the support of the AU/EU/UN SSR program, deployed a SSR Consultant to assist the AU liaison office in supporting the national SSR efforts in Comoros.